Category Archives: Props and Costuming

Making props, Costumes, and other crafts for display or sale.

Cosplay: N7 Armor – Day #5

Ok, so not actually day #5 on this, but I’ve missed a couple of updates along the way. These are terrible pictures, by the way.  I took them with my phone because I was in a hurry. I’ll make cool … Continue reading

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Cosplay: N7 Armor – Day #4

The armor will not ready for PortCon this weekend and I had to take a break from it to finish some photo matting this week. I now have the shin guards assembled, though. This isn’t going quickly by any stretch of … Continue reading

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Cosplay: N7 Armor – Day #3

I’ve taken a couple days off from the N7 project because my wife finally got a chance to stop by our house for a three day visit during her marketing tour up the east coast. That said, the EVA foam … Continue reading

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Cosplay: N7 Armor Project – Day #2

I finally got the pattern printed out and sized in a way that feels about right on paper. This is all a bit trial and error, but I think that this should work. I cut out all the patterns and traced … Continue reading

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Cosplay: N7 Armor Project – Day 1

People cosplaying Mass Effect characters has been really popular at conventions lately. I’ve played the games and am a huge fan of that universe, but only recently did I get past the perfectionist in my head enough to try using cheaper materials … Continue reading

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Cosplay: Professor Paradox

Last weekend during the Steampunk World’s Fair in Piscataway, New Jersey I thought it would be fun to cosplay a lesser known time traveler, Professor Paradox. I figured there’d be plenty of Doctor Who’s, particularly since the tenth doctor had … Continue reading

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Modding Week: All but the Vulcans

Here it is, ladies. The finished products of my misery last week. I had a couple of problems when a can of black paint didn’t adhere to the plastic in certain places. It caused some cracking of the paint later … Continue reading

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Modding Week: Grey Faction

Here’s a gallery of last night’s painting. The focus was on the grey faction. I started with the Nerf Barricades, masked them off, and brushed on the matte grey. I did the same with the Nerf Stampede. The CS-6 Longshot was … Continue reading

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Modding Week: Arsenal update

I’ve got so many paint mods hanging to dry now that I don’t know where to start with this update. In an effort to maximize these past few nights, I’ve gotten almost the entire rifle and handgun arsenal painted. Everything except … Continue reading

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Modding Week: CS-6 Update

The painting is almost complete. After I applied the primer black coat to the Nerf CS-6 I did a little simple form of ‘battle aging” using outlining and dry brushing with silver paint (sprayed the silver can into a plastic bin). I … Continue reading

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